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By Tommy Ohlsson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print Publication Year:2011
Online Publication Date:June 2012
Online ISBN:9781139032681
Hardback ISBN:9780521767262
Book DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139032681
Subjects: Particle Physics and Nuclear Physics , Theoretical Physics and Mathematical Physics
Quantum physics and special relativity theory were two of the greatest breakthroughs in physics during the twentieth century and contributed to paradigm shifts in physics. This book combines these two discoveries to provide a complete description of the fundamentals of relativistic quantum physics, guiding the reader effortlessly from relativistic quantum mechanics to basic quantum field theory. The book gives a thorough and detailed treatment of the subject, beginning with the classification of particles, the Klein–Gordon equation and the Dirac equation. It then moves on to the canonical quantization procedure of the Klein–Gordon, Dirac and electromagnetic fields. Classical Yang–Mills theory, the LSZ formalism, perturbation theory, elementary processes in QED are introduced, and regularization, renormalization and radiative corrections are explored. With exercises scattered through the text and problems at the end of most chapters, the book is ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in theoretical physics.
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1 - Introduction to relativistic quantum mechanics: Read PDF
pp. 1-21
2 - The Klein–Gordon equation: Read PDF
pp. 22-39
3 - The Dirac equation: Read PDF
pp. 40-93
4 - Quantization of the non-relativistic string: Read PDF
pp. 94-104
5 - Introduction to relativistic quantum field theory: propagators, interactions, and all that: Read PDF
pp. 105-121
6 - Quantization of the Klein–Gordon field: Read PDF
pp. 122-137
7 - Quantization of the Dirac field: Read PDF
pp. 138-154
8 - Maxwell's equations and quantization of the electromagnetic field: Read PDF
pp. 155-175
9 - The electromagnetic Lagrangian and introduction to Yang–Mills theory: Read PDF
pp. 176-187
10 - Asymptotic fields and the LSZ formalism: Read PDF
pp. 188-196
11 - Perturbation theory: Read PDF
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12 - Elementary processes of quantum electrodynamics: Read PDF
pp. 235-256
13 - Introduction to regularization, renormalization, and radiative corrections: Read PDF
pp. 257-277
Appendix A - A brief survey of group theory and its notation: Read PDF
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